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I just recieved an IBM Thinkpad from my relitive that just passed away. Its an IBM Thinkpad Transnote 2675. I boot it up and it gets to the login screen but i have to password. I tried using all the tools I usually use to reset passwords but it has no cd-rom drive or floppy. Also i tried to boot with an external USB cdrom drive but it wont boot from that drive. I was thinking about reformating the drive but im worried i would have no way of installing windows back on it.
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Anyway to get past the login screen on windows 2000?
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Without a cd or floppy drive, your options are next to none..

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Cause i know in windows xp you can boot in safemode and just log in as Admin and change whatever you want but in 2000 it still wants a password.
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Yep.. If a password was set for the Administrators account, then you are S0L ..

Our ToS doesn't allow use to help anyone hack, crack or by-pass passwords..

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Well its mine by the way
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Sorry, but you can't prove it is and I can't prove it isn't.. So, the ToS for the site says.. No help with passwords..

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Do you know of any way of booting from a USB drive? Or do you think with this THinkbad i need teh docking station or something? Or maybe an IBM drive?
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Can you get into BIOS??

If you can, then there may be an option to boot from USB..

Then you could install a USB hdd or floppy.. Reformat the drive and install whatever you wanted..

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Yeah i already inabled that in teh bios but it still doest boot from my external cdrom drives.
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Did you set that as the first boot device??

Is USB enabled in BIOS??

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I enabled usb bios support ("USB FDD Boot is supported"). But the only choices in teh boot lineup are Removable Devices, ATAPI CD-Rom Drive, HardDrive, Networkboot, and Intel Boot Agent.
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So what do you have your boot set for??

BTW.. Is the cd-rom and floppy there and just not working or what??

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The boot is set up as Removable Devices, ATAPI CD-Rom Drive, HardDrive, Networkboot, and Intel Boot Agent. I just have 2 USB external cdrom drives.
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I just dont want to buy a new PCMCIA external cdrom drive. It should be able to boot from USB shouldnt it?

Edited by jpaterson, 11 September 2005 - 06:50 PM.

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